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EU starts legal action against Italy over Fiat Chrysler emissions

Staff Writer |
The European Commission launched legal action against Italy for failing to respond to allegations of emission-test cheating by Fiat Chrysler.

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The Commission said Italy had failed to convince it that devices used to modulate emissions on Fiat Chrysler vehicles outside of narrow testing conditions were justified.

"The Commission is now formally asking Italy to respond to its concerns that the manufacturer has not sufficiently justified the technical necessity – and thus the legality – of the defeat device used," the Commission said in a statement.

Italy has two months to respond to the Commission's request and may be eventually taken to the European Court of Justice if the answer is found to be unconvincing.

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